Showing posts from April, 2012


Whew!!!!  Last week was finally over, and what a week it was.  So thrilled the Federal Review is over!  Not only was I interviewed for over 3 hours, I had to sit as they were going through files the review team had pulled.  My only thought-gosh it is very stormy--windy and strong thunderstorms outside so if you need to leave early please feel free to do so.  To my dismay the review team stayed.  I did mention though a little food stop-the best dip dogs, onion rings, and milkshakes a person has ever tasted.  Of course, my principal couldn't believe I mentioned the one and only Dip Dog Stand to the review team!
Anyway I was relieved when it was over.

Now that the review was over-why did it take me so long to unwind.  I finished out the school day as usual-well a few more well-wishes than anticipated-but it was school as usual. Finally, I was HOME!Hub had went to get grandson-and I just needed a moment-no such luck though.  "Come here, Mamow." and it was a little play time…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Have you ever played golf? Any interest in playing? Do you have a significant other who loves to play? Did you watch The Masters this past weekend?

I tried playing golf when first married, and I didn't enjoy the sport.  The last time I played, hub accidentally hit golf cart-which I was driving-with golf ball.  My last memory of golf!  Hub is an avid player but recently hasn't been able to.  #2 daughter enjoys playing golf but #1 daughter is like me-not a golf player. 
2. Hats are back in fashion this do you feel about wearing a hat? (fyi-I'm not talking baseball caps) When was the last time you wore one? I wish I was born in the era where all women wear hats.  I love hats!!  Whenever I put one on, my daughters cringe
3. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 meaning proficient and 1 meaning "I'd starve", how adept are you at using chopsticks? About a 2 and that is stretching it.
4. Has technology taken over? Yes, most definitely.  I would like to tal…

Weekend-ended too soo.....

Weekend- just like the word-week did end all too soon for me

I have enjoyed my time off -first spring break in 30+ years for me, and I really dread going back to  school.  But on the bright side-six more weeks is all she wrote and then it is summer!!!!  Not only do I get a spring break but school ends May 24 for us this year.  Thank-you-winter.
I spent the week with grandson-such a joy.  A trip to Chuck E Cheese is a must.

He had an egg hunt at church-too bad the weather didn't cooperate.

Then it was egg coloring time.....uh oh I hit publish too soon,,,,,,,

Ole Fashion Basket

Easter Baskets

My husband was married before I met him, and he had a son, Todd, Todd is now 35 years old and he has a son, Nate.  Todd and Nate's mom never married, and she remarried and gave up Nate two years ago to Todd.  Oh, she comes in and out of his life-but nothing permanent-- how a mother could do this is beyond me- I'll save this topic for another post.
Back to baskets......
I remember growing up- my Easter Basket-which probably looked something like this

Every year until this year, I fixed my daughters and their boyfriends an Easter Basket.  For some reason, they didn't want a basket this.  So I asked Nate who is 3, what kind of Easter Basket did he want and he replied "Spider Man." I thought he would have said a blue or yellow basket -not a spider man basket-which I didn't know even existed. 
But they do exist-and many others.

Browsing the store, I saw very few 'traditional' baskets.'  I saw ---Duck Baskets, Dog Baskets, Car Baskets, Football…
It is Mamow Time!
I have taught for 30 years and have never gotten a spring break.  The last spring break I remember was when I was in college....and I am trying to remember what I did then. Anyways....I started planning last week what I wanted to do....take a trip to the beach, short trip to Pigeon Forge, or a short trip to go shopping.  After some thought=I chose to do NONE of these.  I told hub I just wanted to stay home! I know I would make myself tired going to the beach-one wants to do all you can at the beach-long days in the sun-late nights walking on the beach..not much sleep-and then when one gets home tons and tons of laundry before heading back to school. If I went to Pigeon Forge-I would want to do tons of shopping and other site attractions and not really much rest.  I chose to stay home and have some Mamow Time!!
When I get home from school, grandson is here and I am tired-long days now and I really don't feel like playing with him much--papers to grade, too much laund…